Andrea Jürgens Biography
Andrea Jürgens (Andrea Elisabeth Maria Jürgens) was a German schlager singer born on 15th May 1967. She died on 20th July 2017. She became popular in the late 1970s with her hit “Und dabei liebe ich euch beide” (And Yet I Love You Both) at age 10.
Andrea Jürgens Spouse
In 1988 she married Ralf Stiller but they separated in 1994.
Andrea Jürgens Death
In July 2017 she died after a short illness in circle of her loved ones. She had collapsed and rushed to the hospital, she was diagnosed with Bilateral renal failure and while at the clinic she fell into a coma and had since then been in the intensive care unit.
She had previously cancelled her autumn tour for health reasons. Only a few weeks ago, she was said to have been released from a clinic after a treated viral infection.
It is also possible that she could not cope with the many strokes of fate. In 2010 her father Heinz died, three years later her older brother Ralf and in 2016 her mother Margret.
Andrea Jürgens Career
She performed her debut hit “Und dabei liebe ich euch beide” in her very first television appearance which took place in the ARD-Silvestergala on New Year’s Eve of 1977/1978. The song was written by Jack White and Jon Athan. Its lyrics address the post-divorce situation from a child’s perspective. Further appearances on various television and radio shows followed. In the March 1978 Andrea Jürgens was the viewers’-choice winner on ZDF-Hitparade, a television show conducted by Dieter Thomas Heck.
During the fall, in 1978 ,the follow-ups to the debut hit were released. “Ich zeige Dir mein Paradies” (I’ll Show You My Paradise) and “Tina ist weg” (Tina’s Run Away), together with her success in the so-called hit parades concluded Andrea Jürgens’ position as the first big child star in Germany since Heintje. In 1979 she gained further success with “Ein Herz für Kinder” (A Heart For Children) and “Eine Rose für dich” (A Rose For You).
The Christmas album Weihnachten mit Andrea Jürgens was published in October 1979 . Its sales exceeded 1,5 million copies in just three months. Consequently, the album achieved multiple gold records and double platinum. The album included the single “Aba Heidschi Bumbeidschi”, a traditional lullaby.
In the early 1980s, Jürgens’ commercial success continued in a smaller scale . The folk music album Andrea Jürgens singt die schönsten deutschen Volkslieder was released in 1981. Her next single hits were “Mama Lorraine” in 1981, “Japanese Boy”in 1981, and “Playa Blanca”in the year 1984 . Like “Manuel Goodbye”in the year 1983, “Playa Blanca” was originally sung in English by Audrey Landers. Jack White produced the German versions for Andrea Jürgens.
In 1982, the albums Solang’ ein Mädchen träumen kann “As Long as a Girl Can Dream” and Weil wir uns lieben “Because We Love Each Other” in 1984, were not chart busters like their predecessors. In the latter half of the decade, no new studio albums were released. However, she released some singles, e.g. “Ciao ciao amore” and a “Best Of” compilation which was published in 1987.
In the early 1990s, her next albums, Küsse der Nacht (Kisses of the Night) and Liebe (Love), were released . The album Ich krieg’ nie genug von dir (I Never Get Enough of You) was released in 1993. Once again, it included a song originally interpreted by Audrey Landers, namely “Guten Morgen Sonnenschein” (Good Morning Sunshine). In 1996 Jürgens recorded the single “Wir greifen nach den Sternen” (We Reach For the Stars) together with the Nockalm Quintett. The song was included in the album Wenn ich glücklich bin (1996), the opening track of which is the German cover version of Madonna’s hit “You’ll See”, “Du wirst sehen”.
In 2002, Jürgens celebrated her 25-year singing career. The anniversary was celebrated by publishing the jubilee album Dankeschön zum 25jährigen Bühnenjubiläum. In the new century she changed her record company from BMG to KOCH. Lust aufs Leben (Love of Life) (2005) was her first studio album under the new label. Jack White and Peter Wagner had been the producers of Jürgens’ albums during her BMG-years, Mr White often mentioned as the executive producer on the album cover. In KOCH her producer has been Alfons Weindorf.
Her early albums were published in a non-plastic CD-box in 2006 by White Records. The albums are: Ich zeige dir mein Paradies (I’ll Show You My Paradise), Eine Rose schenk ich dir…und dieses Lied (I Give You a Rose … and This Song), Irgendwann wird jedes Mädchen mal 17 (Every Girl Turns 17 Sometime), Mama Lorraine and Solang’ ein Mädchen träumen kann (As Long as a Girl Can Dream), each with original cover artwork.
Her new album Millionen von Sternen was released in March 2016, including the singles Millionen von Sternen, Das reicht für mehr als eine Nacht and Déjà vu.
Andrea Jürgens Awards
Jürgens was awarded various national music prizes. She achieved many silver, gold and platinum records for her singles and albums. The album Weihnachten mit Andrea Jürgens (Christmas with Andrea Jürgens) has achieved multiple gold and platinum. It has been commercially available throughout the year since its first publication. In 1982 and 1983, Jürgens was granted the Goldene Stimmgabel (Golden Tuning Fork).
Andrea Jürgens Albums
- Millionen von Sternen
- Weil wir uns lieben
- Küsse der Nacht
- Weihnachten mit Andrea Jürgens
- Komm in meine Träume
- Dankeschön: Zum 25. Bühnenjubiläum
- Wenn ich glücklich bin
- Verbotene Träume
- Ich Krieg Nie Genug Von Dir
- Irgendwann wird jedes Mädchen mal 17
- Lust aufs Leben
- Ich hab’ nur ein Herz
- Mama Lorraine
- Solang ein Mädchen träumen kann
- Eine Rose schenk ich dir… …und dieses Lied
- Ich zeige dir mein Paradies
- Wir Tanzen Lambada
- Von Gestern bis Heute
- Du hast mir total gefehlt – 16 große Single-Hits
- Amore, Amore Ihre schönsten Lovesongs
- Die großen Erfolge
- Sonderedition Vol.1
- Das Beste
- Nur das Beste: Die großen Erfolge 1983 – 2000
- Ich find’ Schlager toll
- 40 Jahre – Die Andrea Jürgens Collection
- Das Beste – Ein Kinderstar wird 50
- Eine Rose schenk ich dir… und dieses Lied
- Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
Andrea Jürgens Songs
- And I love you both
- Japanese boy
- Amore, Amore
- Mom Lorraine
- Millions of stars
- Playa Blanca
- We dance Lambada
- A rose for you
- A heart for children
- Tina is gone
- We reach for the stars
- Eleni was the name of the girl
- If heaven wants it
- never forget me
- You lied to me
- Manuel Goodbye
- After such a night
- I never promised you heaven
- Tahiti Tamure
- Let’s talk
- Our time
- This perfume on your skin
- That’s enough for more than one night
- Do whatever you want with me
- Vaya vamos a la fiesta
- Aba Heidschi Bumbeidschi
- Kisses of the night
- In the morning in front of the radio
- Ciao Ciao Amore
- I loved you so much
- I’m there
- I have to go out to the city